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Short Stories in English

The Winepress by Josef EssbergerThe Winepress
Upper-Intermediate
1500 words (British English)
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This short story is set in Madagascar and France. It tells about wine and love - and hate. And about a winepress, the machine used to press the grapes from which wine is made.

The Chapel by Josef EssbergerThe Chapel
Advanced
3000 words (British English)
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The background to this short story is the tropical island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. This is a story of quick lust and long revenge - with an ironical twist at the end.

The Metro by Josef EssbergerThe Metro
Advanced
7000 words (British English)
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This short story is set in Paris. This is a story of love and murder, and a little voodoo.

Selected Short Stories
The following short stories are well known, classic stories in the public domain.

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